Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) have joined a growing chorus of Congressional voices urging President Barack Obama to grant temporary protected status (TPS) to approximately 30,000 Haitians living in the U.S. illegally.Read more
Four Haitian-American candidates running for office greeted a largely Haitian-American audience during a unique gathering in Dorchester last month. The forum at Sant Belvi Senior Center was organized by one of the candidates, Jean-Claude Sanon, in order to introduce the candidates, who collectively form the largest field of Haitians running for seats at one time in the state. All of the candidates with Haitian roots who are running this year are first-time candidates. Two — Fred Fontaine and Marc Lucas— are running for at-large seats on the Brockton City Council.Read more
Mother, son die in freak tree accident in N.J.
Christmas morning should be a time for unwrapping presents, preparing for an afternoon meal, and enjoying the company of close family and friends. This year, the peace of those special hours came to a sudden halt when a terrible overnight accident claimed the lives of two beloved members of Boston’s tight-knit Haitian American community.
On February 12, 2009, an extremely amazing man left his family and this world due to complications resulting from a blood clot and subsequent stroke. He was my father, a person whom I loved, respected and cherished dearly.Read more
The US men's soccer team will play Haiti in a first-round match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Gillette Stadium. The July 11 game will start at 7 p.m. and be followed by a match between Honduras and Grenada.
The US, Haiti, Honduras and Grenada make up Group B in the 12-team tournament that gets under way on July 3. Gillette Stadium in Foxborough is one of 13 venues for the biennial tournament.
The Gold Cup final will be played July 26 at Giants Stadium.
Children running around naked and washing themselves in puddles in dirt roads, outside homes made of aluminum siding and cinderblocks. Those were some of the images that remain stuck in state Rep.Read more
James Eliscar and Daniel Jean-Philip are among the many college students nationwide who’ll soon be in sunny destinations for their spring break – but life won’t be a beach for these two.
Instead, they will be planting 500 trees in Haiti, in the city of Hinche, during the week of March 14-22. The mayor of Hinche will be on hand to welcome them, and the town’s high school students will help them plant the trees.
A new US air carrier will open up a direct gateway from New York to Port-au-Prince this summer, a move directly aimed at the burgeoning Haitian-American middle class. Delta Airlines will launch daily flights between John F. Kennedy airport and Port-au-Prince on June 20, ending a long monopoly on the Haiti travel market dominated by American Airlines.Read more
Anny Jean-Jacques isn’t leaving Boston anytime soon. And that’s a good thing.
Every school’s athletic department has one game that stands out from the rest. For Suffolk University, that game came in the spring of 1989, when the men’s soccer team played Northeastern University.
On Wednesday, March 4 Riche Zamor and two colleagues from the University of Fondwa were in an automobile, traveling from Fondwa, Haiti to the capitol city of Port au Prince.
Zamor was barely two months into his stint at University President. The former executive director of Boston’s Haitian Multi-Service Center, Dr. Zamor had left that post to assume his new duties in Haiti in late December.
On that day in March, President Zamor and two members of his academic faculty, professors Amenold Pierre and Vital Gerard, were involved in an horrific traffic accident.
A Mattapan man well-loved in Boston’s tight-knit Haitian community lost his life on May 20 when his motorcycle collided with a car on Blue Hill Avenue near the corner of Clarkwood Street. Yves Guery, Jr. 28, died at the scene of the accident, which happened at about 3:30 p.m.
Geury — or “Junior” as he was widely known— was a motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed traveling to his native Haiti, dancing and working out, was mourned this week by friends and family who recalled his ready smile and willingness to help others.
“We will work with anyone, regardless of their beliefs, if it will benefit the community,” says Frantz A. Louizia, Executive Director of Massachusetts Community Health Services, Inc., (MCHS).Read more
Peace is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when viewing some of Fritz Ducheine's paintings at ESCAPE, his exhibition at the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA) Museum in Roxbury. Ducheine's sanguinary splashes of red, ghastly skulls and swirling phantoms may seem unsettling to some, but in the midst, he weaves themes of love, harmony, non-violence, hope, and faith.Read more